Arguably the main yacht show in the United States, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is set to start to start on the 1st of November and last for a total of 5 days. Earlier this year Informa, the parent company of the Monaco Yacht Show, spent $133 million to acquire a portfolio of shows, which included FLIBS. We now look at the largest yachts on display at the upcoming show.
Length: 78m (255 ft)
Yard: Lurssen (2008)
Asking price: €92,000,000
Originally built as Madsummer for American billionaire, Jeffrey Soffer in 2008, the yacht was later reportedly sold to her current Mexican owner and renamed TV. She was then listed for sale in September 2014 asking €130,000,000, with a price reduction to €92 million in July 2016. She has remained on the brokerage market.
With a length of 78.4 meters (257 ft), TV was built by Lurssen to an exterior design by Espen Oeino and an interior by Alberto Pinto. The yacht is capable of accommodating 18 guests in 10 cabins and carries a crew of 27. Amongst the yacht's key features are a large spa pool, a massage room and a master cabin with a panoramic view.
From a technical standpoint, TV is powered by twin Caterpillar engines giving her a maximum speed of 18 knots and allowing her to cruise for up to 6,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. TV is available for charter from €850,000 per week.
Length: 72.25m (237 ft)
Yard: Abeking & Rasmussen (2016)
Weekly rate: from €750,000 per week
The explorer superyacht Cloudbreak, built by Abeking & Rasmussen in 2016, owes her name to a big wave in Fiji that very few surfers dare defy. For a good reason, she is often described as a high-tech floating chalet, able to accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins within her interior space, designed by Christian Liaigre.
Her amenities, conceived to suit the lifestyle of a young and adventurous owner, include playing, airfield, comfort and party zones, as well as a research and sports center. Cloudbreak is a substantial go-anywhere vessel with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure.
#3 Double Down
Length: 65m (213 ft)
Yard: Codecasa (2016)
Asking price: $45,550,000
Designed by the Codecasa team, Double Down features a high-quality stabilization system to ensure maximum stability while cruising or at anchor. Twelve guests are accommodated in 8 staterooms, including a master suite, five double staterooms and three twin cabins.
The main deck’s salon is home to a grand piano, accented by rich mahogany and sumptuous furnishings. She accommodates 20 crew members. Her alluring features include a four-deck glass elevator, fully outfitted gym, movie theater, upper deck dining area with bi-fold sliding glass doors allowing 270-degree views, eight-person Jacuzzi, large sun beds and shaded lounging on aft bridge deck.
Length: 63.7m (209 ft)
Yard: Halter Marine (1978 / 2007)
Asking price: $43,900,000
Converted into a superyacht in 2007, Suri may have an unconventional layout, but she was fitted with arguably more toys than any other yacht of her size. Found chartering in destinations such as South East Asia, Antarctica and Tahiti, she prefers to explore off the beaten track.
Accommodating up to 12 guests in 8 cabins, Suri was extended amidst ship in 2012 by 11 meters, which extended her sundeck, arguably the nicest area on the yacht, and extended the helipad. Amongst the yacht's special features are a large cinema room on the lower deck with a glass-bottom floor to observe the fish and an observational lounge on top of the bridge.
Length: 62.5m (205 ft)
Yard: Codecasa (2003)
Asking price: $24,950,000
One of the largest yachts ever built by Italian shipyard, Codecasa, Apogee was delivered in 2003 and currently charters from $275,000 per week. She was last refitted in 2013. With 6 cabins for a total of 12 guests, Apogee has a maximum speed of 14.5 knots, powered by twin Caterpillar engines of 2,260hp each.
#6 Mine Games
Length: 62m (203 ft)
Yard: Benetti (2010)
Asking price: $29,950,000
Built by Benetti, the Italian superyacht gigafactory, Mine Games has a steel hull with an aluminum superstructure. Notable features include an elevator that accesses all decks, an air-conditioned gym, a baby grand piano, a beach garage, a helicopter landing pad and a master suite on the bow with an 180 degree view.
Length: 60m (198 ft)
Yard: Feadship (2014)
Asking price: €70,000,000
The newest Feadship of her class currently on the market, Rock.It was built for an experienced yacht owner who custom designed her for personal, charter and corporate use. Reaching a top speed of 15 knots, she can accommodate a total of 10 guests.
Following the delivery of the 50m Olokun to her new owner at the end of last year, Tankoa has released the first running images of the full-aluminium yacht. Olokun was photographed on the way to the Côte d'Azur, where she will spend her first season. Olokun began life as an on-spec project that was sold and project-managed by Camper & Nicholsons. With exterior and interior design by Francesco Paszkowski and decor by Casadio Miami, the interior layout is similar to her 50m predecessors Bintador and Vertige. Her distinctive black hull, however, is unique and was created using a high-performance coating that reduces the temperature of the metal in sunlight by up to 10°C. “For me it was a great pleasure to participate in the completion and delivery of Olokun while respecting the established deadlines, despite the serious pandemic that has hit the whole world,” says Vincenzo Poerio, CEO of Tankoa Yachts. “Western Liguria is full of successful shipyards dedicated to refit, but Tankoa is the only yard in this economic sector that has new-build superyacht construction as its core business. I’m convinced that, by working with local authorities, we will be able to grow Tankoa more and more until it becomes a point of reference in the global superyacht market.” Two more 50m projects are currently being built at the Tankoa facility in Genoa, and the company is further looking to acquire the Cantieri di Pisa brand and shipyard.Tankoa was founded in 2007 and began production in 2008. A true “boutique shipyard”, focused on building semi-custom and custom constructions 45-meter and up.Credits: Emanuele Carmassi/Tankoa
January 27, 2021
At first, the expected delivery date was 2021, but the shipyard has moved it to 2022. Rainbow II is a classical 51m sloop. She began her life in the Netherlands prior to the hull being purchased by Turquoise Yachts. Her exterior and naval architecture were made by Dykstra Design. The main deckhouse salon will provide guests with sweeping views all around, while the adjacent main cockpit offers a cozy place to enjoy the sailing and ample space for al fresco dining. The modern sloop rig results in efficient sailing performance using modern technology to ensure easy and safe handling of the sails. A side-boarding platform allows easy access to the sea and tender boarding.The elegant interior with mahogany walls was made by DeVos deVries. Her layout contains five guest cabins and four cabins for a crew of nine. The outfitting will begin soon, so more details are to come. Turquoise was established in 1997 by two leaders of the Turkish boat building industry: Proteksan Yachts Inc. and Turquoise Yacht Construction. After launching the 50m M/Y Turquoise (now called Double Trouble), 20 other megayachts ranging from 40m to 77m in length have since been delivered to an international roster of clients from the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Russia. Credits: Turquoise Yachts
January 27, 2021
The 60m yacht has begun her journey from Poland to the Amels facility in the Netherlands for outfitting. Amels 60, featuring hybrid power and propulsion technology, has an Espen Oeino exterior design. The model has become the second collaboration with Oeino for the yard, following the 78m Amels Full Custom, which is now under construction for delivery in 2021. Winch Design was appointed by the owner to create the bespoke interiors of this first Amels 60 hull. It’s the third Amels new-build yacht for the owner. The Amels 60 interior layout sleeps up to twelve guests in six comfortable cabins and thirteen crew members. With a cruising speed of 13 knots, she can reach 4,500 nautical miles. Her top speed is 15.5 knots. The yacht is now under construction for delivery in spring 2022.Damen Yachting, a division within the Damen Shipyards Group, was created in 2019. The division combines the pedigree and heritage of Amels yachts with a growing portfolio of SeaXplorer yachts and Yacht Support vessels.Credits: Amels
January 27, 2021
Pershing 8X came out on top at the virtual Motor Boat Awards 2021 ceremony in the Custom Yachts category, based on meticulous performance tests and sea trials. Measuring 25.55m in length and 5.86m in width, Pershing 8X is a result of the collaboration between Fulvio De Simoni, the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee led by Mr. Piero Ferrari, and the Group Engineering Department. Built from carbon fibre to be lighter, faster and have better mileage, Pershing 8X has sleek, sporty lines, underscored by classic Pershing features like the impressive side wings and the aerodynamic profile of the sun deck. On-board comfort offers a system that integrates propulsion control with manoeuvring, navigation and monitoring systems. With this model, piloting a Pershing even at high speed and without the support of a captain is an entertaining and exciting experience.The Ferretti Group, led by Chief Executive Officer Alberto Galassi, is now one of the world’s leaders in the construction and sale of luxury yachts and pleasure vessels with a unique portfolio of brands: Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft, CRN, Custom Line and Wally. Credits: Ferretti Group
January 26, 2021
Marcelo Penna Yacht Design reveals the 50m explorer concept. This yacht can accommodate twelve guests and eleven crew members. Outdoor areas are suitable for pleasure – there is a jacuzzi on the sun deck; a spacious beach club; and a place for submarines, cars, and tenders. The Barcelona-based studio includes a large owner’s area and a nice, comfortable main saloon in its concept. The explorer is totally suitable for long journeys, which can be suitable in this era. Her top speed is 16 knots.Marcelo Penna Yacht Design was founded in 1984. The company has offered full services from the beginning, starting with the design of sailing yachts but extending soon to motor yachts, professional vessels and superyachts, and always offering the most refined design but without forgetting seaworthiness and speed.Credits: MP Yacht Design
January 26, 2021